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Can you catch a STD from a co-worker that has one ?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on contact

Sexually transmitted diseases (stds) can only be transmitted through direct contact.
Just sitting in cubicle next to your co-worker will not put you at risk. Physical contact to a lesion (herpes, chancre, etc.) can lead to an infection. Obviously, sexual contact is included in the description of physical contact.

In brief: Depends on contact

Sexually transmitted diseases (stds) can only be transmitted through direct contact.
Just sitting in cubicle next to your co-worker will not put you at risk. Physical contact to a lesion (herpes, chancre, etc.) can lead to an infection. Obviously, sexual contact is included in the description of physical contact.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Only through sex

You could only catch an std from your coworker if you have sex with them. Stds can not be passed from casual contact.
Some stds are passed from fluid transmission from one to another. Others are passed via skin to skin contact.

In brief: Only through sex

You could only catch an std from your coworker if you have sex with them. Stds can not be passed from casual contact.
Some stds are passed from fluid transmission from one to another. Others are passed via skin to skin contact.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: How "close" r u...

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In brief: How "close" r u...

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rare

It is rare without having intercourse.
Usually some exchange of fluids. There was a court case of transmission from a pen to another's eye.

In brief: Rare

It is rare without having intercourse.
Usually some exchange of fluids. There was a court case of transmission from a pen to another's eye.
Dr. Slade Suchecki
Dr. Slade Suchecki
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